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Hotel de la Paix
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Giuseppe Cattori 18, Lugano 6900, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #20 of 42 hotels in Lugano
kuwait
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“I was with Globus Tour of Switzerland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Our tour started late August until early September 2011. We toured Switzerland, starting and ending at Zurich. This was a charming hotel. I remember the internet was reliable in the lobby. My room was small. The lake is a short walk from hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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120 reviews 120 reviews
45 hotel reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

It was a warm, humid day in Lugano when we arrived to the hotel. Once checked in, I turned on the AC so that the room would be cool for sleeping. After running on high at the lowest temperature for 2 hours, the room was no cooler than when we arrived. I called the reception and asked that it be looked at so a maintenance person was sent up. They said that that was the best that they could do. If it's hot and humid don't expect to return to a cool hotel room. The buffet breakfast was average.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Our room on the 6th floor was a really good size, with a nice little balcony overlooking the lake. The view at night is quite spectacular with twinkling lights on the opposite shore. The hotel is an easy walk to the lake. We did a cruise on the lake, then went to a lakeshore restaurant for dinner. Breakfast was pretty basic, staff seemed to have a hard time keeping up with demand for those looking for a cooked breakfast.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bienne, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

The hotel is well located 2 minutes from the lake and 5 minutes from the center of Lugano. We had booked for a suite but when we got into the room, the decoration was very old style. We asked to the people from the front desk to have another room and 5 minutes later we had a very nice room with a balcony and a view on the Lake.
The staff at the front desk is very nice and they always try to find solutions to meet your wishes.
Nevertheless, the breakfast is good but could be better if the food was much qualitative and fresh. If you go there during summer, have your breakfast on the terrace.

Room Tip: When you make your reservation, ask for the rooms newly renovated on the 5th floor with a lake view...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lugano, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

The staff is very friendy and helpfull. The junior suite was quite nice but nothing special. I would have very much liked a little water kettle in the room but that seems a rarity in Zwitserland. The hotel is quite a walk from the centre, about 15 to 20 minutes and there is no choice of restaurants in the area. The taxi fee to the centre (5 min) is 20 Francs which seems hefty. Overal, the hotel is good and again the staff is extremely friendly. The breakfast could be upgraded with a better sliced fruit selection (1 bowl with mixed fruit, the rest is canned). Hot breakfast is scrambled eggs and bacon. The 2 fruit juices are not fresh. There is a small selection of cheese as well. I would have liked to see more freshly made / baked / bio products in stead of pre-packed foods. The Italian restaurant was quite expensive and the food was not worth it. Little taste and they don't even have garlic or chillis. The overall experience was good and the price (although expensive) seems reasonably cheap for the area. It is a couple of minutes walk from the lake. It is all about what you are looking for during your stay.

Room Tip: Ask for lake views with balcony. Great if the sun is shining. Only higher floors seem to have views.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Trieste, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

The photos on the web site are not exactly what you find when you enter the hall and the rooms. The bathrooms has been restored, and this is a plus, but the bedrooms need much more intervention for maintaining the four stars. In any case the price is a good compromise with the whole quality of the hotel and you can take a nice and rich breakfast in the garden.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Met our expectations in all categories. A "relatively" reasonable price on a busy Easter weekend. Clean, comfortable room, friendlly staff, free parking, free wifi, good breakfast and a balcony. Too bad it was the coldest and wettest Easter that I can remember!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel de la Paix

Address: Via Giuseppe Cattori 18, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Ticino > Lugano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Lugano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel de la Paix 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situato in prossimita del lago di Lugano e a pochi passi dal centro, con un ampio parcheggio privato, a cinque chilometri dall'aeroporto e un chilometro dalla stazione, l'Hotel de la Paix e lieto di accogliervi col calore e la cordialita del suo staff plurilingue. Le 131 camere e suite, dotate tutte di aria condizionata, TV satellitare, Minibar, Telefono, connessione Wireless, sono pronte a soddisfare i bisogni del turismo piu esigente e moderno sia per vacanza che per affari. La terrazza giardino, con piscina estiva riscaldata e portico, e il luogo ideale per un momento di relax e di svago ammirando la splendida conca di Lugano. Due sono i ristoranti, con cucina italiana ed internazionale. Il NEPTUNE, affacciato sul giardino, offre un ambiente tranquillo e raffinato. AL BARILOTTO, in tipico stile rustico e informale, e noto per le sue specialita alla griglia e le pizze. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
De La Paix Lugano
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